As with “Alpha Betty’s Chronicles,” this is a long poem using drafts and other bits of writing that never found their form as discrete works. But rather than being jarring and (nearly) impossible to read, “A Poem of Attitudes” takes its inspiration from Brian Eno, not only his music but the writings of “A Year with Swollen Appendices” (a rere book these days). This is pretty much the same poem that appears in Fashionable Noise, but with a cover using a photo of Eno sitting, in beret and make-up, before a large painting.

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